The most difficult part of learning something new is getting a good initial introduction. If you want to learn how to customize AutoCAD software with VB.NET, this is the class you need. In this hands-on lab, we walk through the entire process of creating a VB.NET add-in, including creating a new project in VB.NET Express Edition, creating custom commands, debugging and testing your code, and creating an autoload package. Learn from an industry leader and begin writing your own add-ins now. No prior programming experience is required.
- Create a new VB.NET project
- Add references to create an AutoCAD add-in
- Create new custom commands
- Package your add-in so it will autoload
Jerry Winters has taught at nearly every U.S.-based Autodesk University over the past 17 years primarily on topics of AutoCAD software customization using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and VB.NET. He brings a unique blend of education and entertainment as he tackles what would otherwise be a dry topic. And while he reserves the week before Thanksgiving for meeting with and enjoying the company of his Autodesk friends, the rest of the year is spent with his beautiful wife of 26 years and his 9 (yes, that's 9) children in rural Lake Point, Utah, where they are occasionally found singing at community events and senior centers.